Bodyweight exercises are great, but once you’ve been hitting the gym for a while you realise there are a few moves that keep cropping up. For good reason, obviously – press-ups, lunges, burpees, unweighted squats and planks do you all manner of good – but sometimes we can’t...

The Best Biceps Workouts

So it’s bigger biceps you’re after, eh? There are plenty of fine biceps exercises to try the next time you’re in the gym, but if you’re serious it’s worth adopting a more structured approach. Here we’ve taken two of our favourite biceps workouts and put them together in...

The 100 Rep Workout

Used for decades by Russian soldiers, kettlebells have found favour in the UK in the past few years – and with good reason. Their top-mounted handle makes them ideal for ballistic, swinging movements, giving options that are hard to replicate with dumbbells or a bar. And because moves...
While barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells all help when you’re looking to bulk up, it doesn't take a stacked weights rack and hours in the gym to build strength in your upper body. Next time you have half an hour free at home, try this workout and you’ll see...
If you have ever made the mistaken assumption that resistance bands can’t really stress the muscles in the same way weights can, this workout should be a real eye-opener. Three rounds of this circuit will leave your arms and shoulders in tatters. This upper-body resistance band workout, designed by...
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) might be all the rage in fitness circles nowadays, but Swedish runners have been practising a form of HIIT ever since the ’30s, when the Fartlek system of running was developed. Fartlek means “speed-play” in Swedish, and once you get over any amusement at...
With new rules making formula one cars faster and heavier, teams have been upgrading their most crucial components: the drivers. At McLaren’s HQ, these changes are inspiring training innovations that promise to fast-track strength and endurance gains for F1 drivers and fitness fans alike The glass and steel buildings,...
Most guys hit the gym in the weeks leading up to a beach holiday, only to abandon their exercise routine the minute their feet touch the sand. The smart man, however, will find time for a quick training session in the sun. These high-intensity interval training, or HIIT,...

The Best Upper-Body Workout

Do you want to add a serious amount of lean muscle mass in just 28 days? Then you’ve come to the right place because this four-week, 16-session training plan will do exactly that by pushing your body harder than it’s ever been pushed before. After all, getting out...
Barbell complexes – workouts where you do multiple moves back to back without putting the bar down – seem simple enough. After all, the weight isn’t heavy – it’s perfectly acceptable to do one with an unweighted Olympic bar. And the rep count isn’t too high. In the...